Paul Longman > Trethowans LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Trethowans LLP
SO30 2AF

Work Department

Commercial property.


Paul is head of trethowans South Coast commercial property team. Paul has a wide range of experience in both commercial and residential development including acting for national and regional house builders, housing associations and landowners. He regularly deals with conditional contracts, options, mixed use development schemes, associated planning and infrastructure agreements and the sale and purchase of multi-let investment properties. Paul also has a regional reputation in acting for banks in substantial and involved property finance matters.


Trained Innes & Co; qualified 2001; Egglestones 2001-2004; Clarke Willmott 2004-2006; Associate Coffin Mew 2006-2010; Partner Trethowans 2010.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Finance > Banking and finance

Trethowans LLP has a dedicated banking team acting for both lenders and borrowers on a variety of matters, including acquisition finance and property and development finance. It is also known for its experience on financing in the agriculture sector and restructuring and refinancing work. The practice is on the panel of the main banks active in the region. Sophie Eales heads the practice from the Southampton office. Other names to note are Nick Gent, who splits his time between Southampton and Bournemouth, Southampton’s property finance specialist Paul Longman and Emma Earp, who joined the Bournemouth office from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP in January 2019.

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Hampshire

Trethowans LLP has a national reputation in commercial property pension transactions. In addition, its team is a strong performer in property finance transactions and landlord and tenant work, It also provides support on the property aspects of M&A, and advises LPA receivers and insolvency practitioners on restructurings and insolvencies. Paul Longman is the head of the practice. Liz Bryson has expertise in land development matters.